loyalty | authenticity | Simplicity
Susannah was raised in the Chicago Suburbs and attended Furman University. She studied abroad in Madrid, honing her Spanish skills, and distinguishing herself as one of two inaugural Furman Fellows for Hispanic Alliance in 2017. Because of the genuine impact and purpose which she saw in her fellowship, she committed to serve at Hispanic Alliance as the AmeriCorps VISTA, furthering her understanding of cross-cultural communication, and grassroots organizing.
As an AmeriCorps VISTA, Susannah identifies potential areas of growth and builds capacity for Hispanic Alliance, as well as acting as an important liaison for the partnership with United Way of Greenville County (UWGC). She enhances the sustainability of community team initiatives, coordinates Lunch and Learns with Greenville County high schools, and connects the Hispanic community to the economic stability initiatives of UWGC. She is currently collaborating with Dr. Ben Roth of the University of South Carolina to standardize the curriculum and outcomes for Hispanic Alliance’s award-winning leadership accelerator, the Student DREAMers Alliance.
Susannah is driven to advance equitable access to higher education, and women's empowerment. She has traveled to Washington, D.C. to engage with Weave the People, an initiative of the Aspen Institute, creating community through intimate stories and conversation. In 2019, she completed Furman’s Business and Entrepreneur Bootcamp, an intensive class covering the fundamentals of accounting, finance, marketing, business analytics, and entrepreneurship.
Susannah seeks to applying her rich experience with project management, data and research, communications, and fund development to a career in Corporate Responsibility. She intends to raise awareness and corporate adherence to the “Triple Bottom Line,” a paradigm shift emphasizing the equal importance of profit/loss, environmental impact, and social impact to measure the success of modern businesses. Her vision is to transform systems of power into successful and ethical institutions that drive innovative change.